AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)
NAME OF COLLECTION
Crime Victimisation Survey (CVS)
The national Crime Victimisation Survey was conducted for the first time in 2008-09 as a result of a redevelopment of the national Crime and Safety Survey. The newly developed survey focuses on selected categories of more serious crime and high volume crimes and the scope is restricted to persons aged 15 years and over.
The Crime Victimisation Survey is conducted annually as part of the ABS Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS). The MPHS is conducted throughout Australia as a supplement to the Labour Force Survey. The survey forms part of a commitment by the ABS to present a comprehensive view of crime and the criminal justice system in Australia.
The national Crime Victimisation Survey produces one main output:
- Crime Victimisation, Australia (cat. no. 4530.0) was first released in February 2010 and includes data about victims for a selected range of personal and household offences, whether victims reported these incidents to police, characteristics of victims and characteristics of their most recent incident, and people's perceptions of safety and problems in their neighbourhood.
Data items contained within these topics are capable of being cross classified with Data Items Relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity
DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY
OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED
- Country of birth
Note: Country of birth is collected as a core data item in the Labour Force Survey. Although individual country of birth is collected, standard outputs for this data item are usually aggregated to one of the formats below:
- Born overseas
- Main English-speaking countries
- Other than main English-speaking countries
A full list of data items collected for the CVS is available in Crime Victimisation, Australia
(cat. no. 4530.0).
For further details on scope, geographic coverage, data availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts visit the Crime Victimisation
entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.
Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001